The Smooth Guide

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A long weekend in… Lima

It’s an architectural hybrid, post-colonial capital with a capricious climate and, these days, arguably home to the Americas’ most electric culinary scene, says James Henderson
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Nobu Matsuhisa’s insider Tokyo

The chef, restaurateur and newly minted hotelier shares hidden gourmet highlights and perennial cultural favourites with Christina Ohly Evans. Portrait by Jeremie Souteyrat
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India Hicks’ Harbour Island highlights

From the best boogie-boarding bays to the coolest clubs and cocktails, designer and local denizen India Hicks gives Alice B-B the ultimate insider’s insights. Portrait by Sarah Wood
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Richard Branson’s BVI hangouts

The Virgin Group founder, philanthropist and owner of private island retreats Moskito and Necker divulges new discoveries and lasting favourites to Maria Shollenbarger. Portrait by Owen Buggy
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A long weekend in… Stockholm

Sweden’s capital is a beauty, its many islands a heady mix of verdant parks, shoreline diversions – and world-class culinary and design scenes, says Maria Shollenbarger
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A long weekend in… Mumbai

India’s greatest metropolis heaves with colour, chaos and a cultural scene so compelling, it captures art-world movers and shakers time and again, says Maria Shollenbarger
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A long weekend in… Melbourne

Australia’s second city no longer, as world-beating chefs, directional design and a thriving art scene inject the Victorian metropolis with electric appeal, says David Prior
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A long weekend in… Lecce

Puglia’s diminutive Baroque masterpiece is ready for its 21st-century close-up, boasting sleek new hotels, restaurants with a sense of place and a vibrant artisanal culture, says Maria Shollenbarger
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A long weekend in… Siem Reap

For years merely the gateway to Angkor, Cambodia’s sleepy cultural village has morphed into a lively nexus of style and originality, says Maria Shollenbarger
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A long weekend in… Johannesburg

South Africa’s biggest metropolis is finally putting a truly metropolitan face forward – with cutting-edge art spaces, directional cuisine and a crop of diverse, world-class hotels, says Lucia van der Post
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A long weekend in… Lisbon

Portugal’s capital has largely eschewed the trappings of globalisation, but that’s not to say contemporary attractions, from directional wine bars to edgy art tours, aren’t flourishing, says Mary Lussiana
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